OUR MISSION

Starpower is the stage where performers of all ages and levels, across the globe showcase their talent.

More than 30 years of experience has shaped our unique competition. Every year, Studio Owners, Teachers, Performers, and their Families and Friends are welcomed at upwards of 80 creative and energy packed competitions in cities across the globe.

At Starpower, how we perform as a company matters.

Our guarantee, “You’re always a star at Starpower!”

Our Leader

Noelle Pate Packett

Noelle Pate Packett

Noelle cannot remember a time in her life prior to dance.  Growing up as a dance studio and competition owner’s daughter, she was mesmerized by this industry.  Noelle trained under her father, Gary Pate and other well-known Master Teachers, Choreographers and Mentors and continued dancing through college.  After graduating from UNCW nearly 14 years ago with a degree in Elementary Education and Psychology, Noelle decided to become more active in Starpower. She joined the team full time and has learned the business from the ground up.

 

In 2017, Noelle took on a larger role within Starpower, officially leading the organization.  Noelle is committed to continuous learning, coaching and mentoring her team, creating a positive and fun client experience!

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Meet The Founders

Gary Pate

Gary has been involved in show business, entertainment and dance since the age of five. He received his Associate of Arts Degree from Prince George’s College and his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Maryland. He has owned and directed one of the largest gymnastics and dance complexes on the East Coast and was the director and choreographer for Superstars Show Troupe, one of the country’s hottest performing groups.

 

Gary and his students have appeared on the hit TV shows, Star Search, The Today Show, P.M. Magazine, and Good Morning America, have performed at the Apollo Theater, Disney World, The White House for three U.S. Presidents, the National Theater, NFL and NBA half-time shows, and were invited to perform at the World Expo in Brisbane, Australia.

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Gary Pate Grace Wakefield

Grace Wakefield

Founder and Director for 35 years of Wakefield School of Dance, Grace has had an extensive professional and teaching career. Her dance background has enabled her to be adept at both teaching and choreography in the various departments of the performing arts.

 

She has toured with the U.S.O. entertaining our troops with many stars. Grace has taught and lectured dance in various schools and has given dance therapy in various hospitals to the handicapped and mental patients.

 

Grace Wakefield has choreographed many musicals including: Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, South Pacific, Wizard of Oz, Bye Bye Birdie, Oklahoma, Guys and Dolls, Fiorello, Wish You Were Here, My Fair Lady and many others. Her students have gone on to fame in

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2021 SCHEDULE

Starpower Talent Competition


2021 Schedule

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February 12-14 | Davenport, IA

Venue: Adler Theatre
Deadline: Jan 22, 2021
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February 12-14 | Meadowlands, NJ (I)

Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Deadline: Jan 22, 2021
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Feb 19-21 | Boca Raton, FL

Venue: FAU Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium
Deadline: Jan 22, 2021
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Feb 19-20 | Kansas City, MO

Venue: HyVee Arena
Deadline: Jan 22, 2021
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Feb 26-28 | Kansas City, MO

Venue: Music Hall
Deadline: Jan 22, 2021
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Feb 26-28 | Little Rock, AR

Venue: Statehouse Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 5, 2021
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Feb 26-28 | Sparta, NJ

Venue: Sussex County Technical Institute
Deadline: Feb 5, 2021
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Mar 5-7 | Andover, MA

Venue: J Everett Collins PAC
Deadline: Feb 12, 2021
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Mar 5-7 | Baton Rouge, LA

Venue: Raising Canes River Center
Deadline: Feb 12, 2021
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Mar 5-7 | East Brunswick, NJ

Venue: Hilton East Brunswick Hotel & Executive Meeting Center
Deadline: Feb 12, 2021
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Mar 5-7 | Meadowlands, NJ (II)

Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Deadline: Feb 12, 2021
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Mar 5-7 | Seattle, WA

Venue: Greater Tacoma Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 12, 2021
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Mar 12-14 | Gillette, WY

Venue: The Cam-Plex
Deadline: Feb 19, 2021
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Mar 12-15 | Las Vegas, NV

Venue: Texas Station Casino
Deadline: Feb 19, 2021
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Mar 12-14 | Murfreesboro, TN

Venue: Tucker Theater @ Middle TN State University
Deadline: Feb 19, 2021
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Mar 12-14 | Raleigh, NC

Venue: Progress Energy Center – Duke Energy Center
Deadline: Feb 19, 2021
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Mar 19-21 | Atlanta, GA

Venue: Georgia World Congress Center
Deadline: Feb 26, 2021
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Mar 19-21 | Charleston, WV

Venue: Municipal Auditorium
Deadline: Feb 26, 2021
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Mar 19-21 | Fresno, CA

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Fresno Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 26, 2021
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Mar 19-21 | Louisville, KY

Venue: Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 1, 2021
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Mar 19-21 | Omaha, NE

Venue: CHI Health Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 26, 2021
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Mar 19-21 | Saint Charles, MO

Venue: Saint Charles Convention Center
Deadline: Feb 26, 2021
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Mar 26-28 | Gilbert, AZ

Venue: Higley Center for the Performing Arts
Deadline: Mar 05, 2021
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Mar 26-28 | Mobile, AL

Venue: Mobile Civic Center
Deadline: Mar 05, 2021
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Mar 26-28 | Novi, MI

Venue: Suburban Collection Showplace
Deadline: Mar 05, 2021
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Mar 26-28 | Wichita, KS

Venue: TBA
Deadline: Mar 05, 2021
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Apr 9-11 | Santa FE, NM

Venue: Sweeney Convention Center
Deadline: Mar 19, 2021
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Apr 9-11 | Fort Worth, TX

Venue: Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 19, 2021
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Apr 9-11 | Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Venue: TBD
Deadline: Mar 17, 2021
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Apr 9-11 | Hartford, CT

Venue: TBA
Deadline: Mar 09, 2021
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Apr 9-11 | Pittsburgh, PA

Venue: Cornell High School
Deadline: Mar 19, 2021
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Apr 16-18 | East Brunswick, NJ

Venue: East Brunswick Hilton
Deadline: Mar 26, 2021
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Apr 16-18 | Indianapolis, IN

Venue: JW Marriott
Deadline: Mar 26, 2021
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Apr 16-18 | Lancaster, PA (I)

Venue: Wyndham Lancaster Resort and Convention Center
Deadline: Mar 26, 2021
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Apr 16-17 | Providence, RI

Venue: Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Deadline: Mar 26, 2021
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Apr 23-25 | Anaheim, CA

Venue: Anaheim Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 2, 2021
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Apr 23-25 | Lakeland, FL

Venue: The Lakeland Center (RP Funding Center)
Deadline: Apr 2, 2021
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Apr 23-25 | Manahawkin, NJ

Venue: Stafford Township Arts Center
Deadline: Apr 2, 2021
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Apr 23-25 | Meadowlands, NJ

Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Deadline: Apr 2, 2021
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Apr 23-25 | Minneapolis, MN

Venue: Hopkins High School – 2400 Lindbergh Dr, Minnetonka, MN 55305
Deadline: Apr 2, 2021
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Apr 23-25 | Oaks, PA

Venue: Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Deadline: Apr 2, 2021
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Apr 23-25 | Upper Marlboro, MD

Venue: Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor
Deadline: Apr 2, 2021
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Apr 30-May 2 | Aurora, IL

Venue: Oswego East High School
Deadline: Apr 9, 2021
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Apr 30-May 2 | Concord, NC

Venue: Knight Theater in Charlotte, NC
Deadline: Apr 9, 2021
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Apr 30-May 2 | Niagara Falls, NY

Venue: Event Center Located on the Fairgrounds. 5600 Mckinley Parkway
Deadline: Apr 9, 2021
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Apr 30-May 2 | Woodbridge, VA

Venue: The St. James Place/Sheraton Pentagon City
Deadline: Apr 9, 2021
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May 7-9 | Columbus, OH

Venue: Columbus Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 16, 2021
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May 7-9 | Denver, CO

Venue: Westin Westminster
Deadline: Apr 16, 2021
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May 7-9 | East Brunswick, NJ

Venue: East Brunswick Hilton
Deadline: Apr 16, 2021
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May 7-9 | Hampton Roads, VA

Venue: Hampton Roads Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 16, 2021
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May 7-9 | Meadowlands, NJ (III)

Venue: Meadowlands Expo Center
Deadline: Apr 16, 2021
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May 7-9 | San Diego, CA

Venue: Town and Country San Diego
Deadline: Apr 16, 2021
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May 7-9 | Springfield, MA

Venue: Mass Mutual Center
Deadline: Apr 16, 2021
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May 21-22 | Memphis, TN

Venue: Memphis Convention Center
Deadline: Apr 30, 2021
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May 28-30 | Lancaster, PA (II)

Venue: Wyndham Lancaster Resort and Convention
Deadline: May 7, 2021
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May 28-30 | Sandusky, OH

Venue: Kalahari Resorts Sandusky
Deadline: May 7, 2021
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June 11-13 | Vancouver, WA

Venue: Hilton Vancouver Washington
Address:  301 W 6th St, Vancouver, WA 98660
Deadline: May 21, 2021
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June 11-13 | Syracuse, NY

Venue: Holiday Inn Syracuse/Liverpool
Address:  441 Electronics Pkwy, Liverpool, NY
Deadline: May 21, 2021
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June 18-20 | San Gabriel, CA

Venue: San Gabriel Mission Playhouse
Deadline: May 28, 2021
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2021 Nationals

June 22-26 | Las Vegas, NV

Venue: Westgate Las Vegas
Deadline: May 25, 2021
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June 27-July 1 | Branson, MO

Venue: Branson Convention Center
Deadline: May 30, 2021
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June 28-July 2 | Atlantic City, NJ

Venue: Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City
Deadline: May 31, 2021
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June 28-July 2 | Uncasville, CT

Venue: Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino
Deadline: May 31, 2021
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July 3-7 | Orlando, FL

Venue: Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
Deadline: Jun 5, 2021
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July 6-10 | Wisconsin Dells, WI

Venue: Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells
Deadline: Jun 8, 2021
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July 12-16 | Myrtle Beach, SC

Venue: Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Deadline: Jun 14, 2021
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July 18-22 | Ocean City, MD

Venue: Roland E Powell Convention Center
Deadline: Jun 20, 2021
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